Archive for date: February 13, 2006

Bending Spacetime in the Basement

February 13, 2006 | Amateur Science, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Gravity is a very, very weak force.  Back in 1798, Cavendish used a torsion balance to try to estimate the value of G, the gravitational constant.   What’s cool is that you can reproduce this experiment yourself.   Check out Bending Spacetime in the Basement, which includes some nifty videos of the torsion balance in action. Technorati […]

On caring for partially wild kitties…

February 13, 2006 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s now 4:04AM on Monday, and I’m up, typing on my laptop. Not by choice, mind you. Like most people, I have 40 hours to put in over the next week, and like most people I don’t get enough sleep as it is. But Scrappy is a handful during the night. You see, he’s still […]